Market Women, Rio de Janeiro, 1858-1860

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This record was last updated on 10 Jun 2016

Image Reference

François-Auguste Biard, Deux Années au Brésil (Paris, 1862), p. 47

Shown are three women in full dresses and head ties/turbans; one woman carries a basket of fruit on her head. Biard, a French painter, lived in Brazil for about two years, 1858-1860. His published account contains a number of images of slave life, several of which are included on this website. For a detailed study of Biard and his Brazilian sojourn, see Ana Lucia Araujo, Brazil through French Eyes: A Nineteenth-Century Artist in the Tropics (University of New Mexico Press, 2015).